Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Well while we're all pacing nervously awaiting the results of the first ABMS-sanctioned Hospice & Palliative Medicine board exam, the ACGME is announcing this week the accreditation decisions for the first lot of HPM Fellowships to seek its accreditation. 40-some programs have been accredited (list here - you have to do a search as I cannot link directly to the full list - and as of the time I'm posting this I'm not sure if all programs accredited this cycle have actually been loaded into the database). My institution's program was accredited, which we're pretty happy about, and if you're reading this and looking for a decent fellowship for 2010 drop me a line.
Anyway, congratulations to all the programs who were accredited, may all our site visits be routine and full of friendly laughter, and good luck to those working on it for the next cycle.